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Latest Blog Posts

 All the posts, including the random ones that don’t fit anywhere else.

Sunday afternoon Twitter talk

I don't purport to be an expert on social media. But I do pay attention, and I think I've learned a few things along the way, one of

The Weight of Disorganization

Awhile back, I had great intentions of writing a blog post about the weight of disorganization. The irony of the fact that I still haven't posted it hasn't

Perspective and Inspiration

I've been sick this week, with the sort of chesty, sinus-y, feverish bug that knocks you flat and makes simply breathing enough of a challenge that working is

Ballads and Love Songs

My current favourite playlist on my iPod is one I've labelled "mellow". It's a wide-ranging list in terms of styles and genres of music, but all the songs

Taking Time Out

Last week, a rare opportunity arose for me to get away by myself for a few days. It was perfect timing for a change of scene, so I

Living Out Loud

I happen to be one of the lucky winners of the parent lottery. I'm not sure if I've ever talked here about my mum, but in case I

Weekend Wanders

How did it get to be Tuesday already? Here in BC, we've just come out of a much-needed, welcome long weekend, and I don't really know how it

Letter Month Guest Post

Have you signed up for the Month of Letters yet? The delightful Mary Robinette Kowal's annual letter writing challenge kicks off tomorrow. Check it out here: http://lettermo.com/ Today, I

Sunday Morning Musing

Musing this Sunday morning about the fact that no matter how hard I try to pack it all in, there will never be enough hours to spend with

New Year, New Schedule

Happy new year! It's taken me this long to settle in to my regular routine again after the holidays, and I'm not sure I'm there even yet. But

Happy Christmas

Whatever you celebrate and however you spend the holidays, I wish you joy, hope, wonder, and great reading material now and every day. See you in the new

A Few Feel-Good Things

It's nearly Christmas, and I'm feeling nostalgic for holidays past, and with that, am in the mood for touching stories. Thought I'd share a few things I've come

Reading What You Like

The following rant won’t be groundbreaking. I share the opinion of most thinking people I know on this topic, and many of them are stirred up about this

On Editing – Overused Words

For the last couple of weeks, I have been working flat out on a fresh edit of my current MS, triggered by editorial notes from my agent. I

Random Friday

Yesterday, I stopped for a hot chocolate and a few minutes of quiet work in between one meeting and another. By the time I sat down and opened

Fleeting Hours

Does anyone else ever wish they could put the need for sleep and food aside sometimes and stretch one day out for as long as it took to

On Barbara Park

You know, I hesitated to write this post today, because it's been five days since Barbara Park died, making it "old news" in internet terms, even if it

The Games We Play

A couple of years ago, I really wanted to finish the manuscript I was working on. I’d hit the part of the year when my day job threatens

Welcome to the new site!

Hello, and welcome to my new digs. You'll notice a few changes from my old site, most notably that I'm now blogging under my pen name, Kathy Kenzie.

What I've Been Reading

For my birthday this year, I got this Moleskine book journal as a present. I've decided to use it to keep track of memorable reads, the ones that


I'm very pleased (she said, understating the case terribly) to announce that I have signed with Nephele Tempest of The Knight Agency. I've had the pleasure of knowing

Reading Romance

It's been a heck of a summer here, filled with family and friends and travel and very, very little time online. Today, it's absolutely pouring rain, a morning

Agent Questions

In my day job as coordinator of the Surrey International Writers’ Conference, I get a LOT of questions in my email inbox. While many of the queries are


My baby girl became a teenager last week. I am ever more aware of the truth of something author Linda Grimes said to me once: mothers have long